Sonita Mbah is undertaking an MSc in Integrative EcoSocial Design with Gaia University. She is certified in Permaculture, Ecovillage design and Social Enterprise and has led several agro-forestry and youth projects in Cameroon. As a facilitator, trainer and consultant, she has dedicated more than seven years to building the Better World Cameroon non-profit, building the Bafut Ecovillage and working with young people on social entrepreneurship. She has worked in sustainability in more than 21 countries, represented the voices of African youth and communities at the UN climate negotiations and developed demonstration projects. Her work has not only transformed people's relationship with their land but also challenged cultural gender norms in Africa. She is the Executive Secretary of GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) Africa and in 2017 received the Gender Just Climate Solutions Award from Women and Gender Constituency.